Before he moved to Colorado in the late '90s to help open the Whole Foods store on Pearl Street in Boulder, Louis Karp opened Waterloo Records in Austin, a spot that went on to become one of the most successful independent record stores in the nation. Karp also had a few decades of music-industry ex ... More >>
Niche.com has compiled a wide-ranging list of the best American cities and neighborhoods for millennials. It's a wide-ranging roster encompassing major communities across the country -- and one Denver residential area landed in the top ten. Continue to count down the Niche's photo-illustrated picks ... More >>
Jimmy "Snarf" Seidel Snarf's eatatsnarfs.com Snarfburger snarfburger.com This is part two of my interview with Jimmy Seidel, chef-owner of Snarf's and Snarfburger; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ever had: I've had some very memorable meals in my life, inc ... More >>
Sleeping in the van. Editor's note: As she has in years' past, Kalyn Heffernan from Wheelchair Sports Camp will be sending us dispatches from the band's trip to Austin for SXSW. She sent her first report, which you see here, Wednesday afternoon, before a drink driver crashed into a crowd of pedestr ... More >>
Odell Brewing takes pride moving slow, and in expanding at a reasonable, measured pace -- which is why the Fort Collins beer makers was so deliberate last week in announcing that it would enter the Texas market -- the company's first new state in two years. To help out, Odell produced the above onli ... More >>
Denver's in the middle of another burger bonanza. Bad Daddy's just opened on Monday in Cherry Creek, and today 5280 Burger Bar & Creamery will open in Denver Pavilions. It's the initial Colorado franchise of Restaurant 512 Fresh, a company based in Austin, Texas -- and certainly the first with the 5 ... More >>
In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition version, rather than the high definitio ... More >>
Todd Snider is one of America's most gifted storytellers. The songwriter, who first gained notice in the mid '90s with the song "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues," writes the kind of songs that can both cut you to the bone and make you laugh at the same time. He has a knack for exploring and expres ... More >>
Man does not live by beer alone...that beer could accompany a five-course meal, for example. At 6 p.m. tonight, the Kitchen Denver is hosting the Young Guns Dinner. Each of five courses will be paired with two beers from the following breweries: The Bruery (Orange Country, California), Cigar City Br ... More >>
Suffice it to say that I eat out more than the general population, unless, of course, the general population can catalogue more than 450 restaurant meals in a year -- which is about the number of breakfasts, lunches and dinners that I stomached in 2012. Pathetic, isn't it? But all those food dates a ... More >>
Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>
The Fire Bowl Cafe franchise is based in Austin -- and you can make whatever jokes you like about Texas producing an Asian fast-casual eatery, but the only location in the metro area is packed every lunch hour. Fire Bowl seems to be the go-to place for Denver Tech Center types who want to snag lunch ... More >>
Welp, it's a wrap. No Morrissey, Denver. That's the word. Whoever said they were just waiting for the word "postponed" to follow word of the new date to make up for his twice previously postponed Denver dates, you should start buying lottery tickets or something. Well, except that the date hasn't be ... More >>
"All the single dudes put up your phone. Now all the single ladies put up your phone. Turn to the nearest person with a phone up. Now type in your phone number. Now you have something to do after this." That was Chuck D, talking from the Doritos Main Stage. Or at least I think it was Chuck D. I wa ... More >>
David Payne Jelly Cafe 600 East 13th Avenue, 303-831-6301 1700 East Evans Avenue, 720-596-4108 www.eatmorejelly.com This is part one of my interview with David Payne, executive chef of Jelly Cafe; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. My mom," sighs David Payne, "wasn't a good cook. At all." Pep ... More >>
Colorado is known as a creative capitol, and that shows in the street style that crops up all over Denver. For an adventurous wardrobe, look no further than Chelsea Brashford, an artist who's a native of Austin. See also: - What's in your bag? Skirts, candy and more! -What's in your bag? Jackalope ... More >>
Ever since he left Colorado in 2000 and returned to Texas to finish up college in his home state, it was Israel Trevino's dream to get back here. In the meantime, though, he opened two outposts of La Playa Mexican Cafe in Harlingen and Austin, Texas -- which did well enough that he explored the poss ... More >>
Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill is heading south to open its first stores outside of Colorado: in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. The chain, which Alan Mor started in 2007, specializes in delectable fast-casual Mediterranean cuisine; I reviewed the location on South Colorado two weeks ago, ... More >>
Holy Jesus! The bizarro-but-awesome Big Head Todd and Bill Murray saga just took an interesting turn. Last week, as you might remember, we posted a short item about Big Bad Bill being spotted all over Austin recently at SXSW rocking Big Head Todd T-shirts. The actor and La Cabeza Grande had apparent ... More >>
Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 14. Hot on the heels of its show at the Fillmore a few weeks ago, we've received word that the band will be returning to Colorado this fall for a pair of dates, the first a two-set show at Red Rocks with Railroad Earth, followed by a sec ... More >>
With pretty much the entire music world holed up in Austin this weekend for this year's edition of SXSW, it's amazing that there's any musical options to choose from this weekend at all, much less decent ones. Alas, though, there are still plenty of compelling reasons to leave the house. Girls get t ... More >>
See Also: Q&A with Ted Stevens of Cursive, sharing the bill this Sunday. At this point, much has been mythologized about the badassery of Ume (due at the Larimer Lounge this Sunday, February 12). The heavy-rocking Texas trio is fronted by an almost precociously petite blonde, but Lauren Larson has ... More >>
Danny ClinchBad news: Familiar with that expression, "You snooze, you lose"? Yes? Well, it applies here. If you slept on getting your tickets to see the Black Keys at 1STBANK Center on April 30, you blew it. Show's sold out. D'oh! Luckily for you, though, you'll have another chance to see 'em ... More >>
Danny ClinchWe've just received word that the Black Keys, on the heels of its highly enjoyable new record, El Camino (we seriously can't pry it from our playlist), are coming to the 1STBANK Center on Monday, April 30, with the Arctic Monkeys. Tickets ($55.00 - $59.50, plus service fees) for t ... More >>
Tim and Karrie League, founders of the Alamo DrafthouseWith the weather getting colder and people getting snugglier, it is definitely the beginning of movie season. Now picture the best possible experience: No advertising before the show, anyone talking or texting is thrown out, and of course ... More >>
The Savory Spice Shop is a wonderland of scents, of curry powders and chiles, lavender-fragranced sugars and Thai rubs, but according to the spice parlor's owners, the shelves are devoid of a kick-ass Texas barbecue rub, so they're unleashing a little contest, asking self-described Texas bar ... More >>
In late 2009, United pilot Erwin Washington was arrested for flying drunk -- and if this seemed like an isolated incident then, it doesn't now. That's because United Express' Aaron Cope has just been indicted for doing likewise a month after Washington.
Somehow, this guy will pay you to eat at restaurants.Tight jeans and awesome hair have replaced the cargo shorts (and jorts) of Austin's 6th Street by now, as SXSW Interactive 2011 is in the books and SXSW Music gets rolling. The SXSW Trade Show -- which didn't open its doors until Monday, th ... More >>
Sean Kenyon is a third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar. He is a student of cocktail history and a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional; he's a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource Program and has achieved his introduc ... More >>
Love comes easy when you're young -- but so does heartbreak. Such is the conceit of today's song, fittingly titled "Young Love," by the Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. On the word of our boy Mark at the Toad Tavern, who booked these guys not to long ago, and the co-sign of our colleagues i ... More >>
According to the official South By Southwest website only ten Colorado acts (Nathaniel Rateliff, ytcracker, Pictureplane, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Breathe Carolina, Epileptinomicon, Matt Morris, Pretty Lights, A Shoreline Dream and Boulder Acoustic Society) are slated to perform at this yea ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
Chad WadsworthAfter turning their hometown of Austin, Texas upside down on several occasions, Thomas Turner and Aaron Behrens continue to electrify audiences around the world as Ghostland Observatory with its vibrant stampede of symphonic blips and driving rock. We caught up with one of the group ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>
Starlight Mints, who play tonight at the hi-dive, moved up to the top slot at Wax Trax from last week's third slot with their latest Barsuk release, Change Remains. The Dead Weather's Horehound, Magnolia Electric Company's Josephine Bardo Pond's Peri also grabbed spots in the top five. See the fu ... More >>
Austins Slaid Cleaves rests a while at Swallow Hill.
Our weekend started Thursday, with a bizarre made-from-paper fashion show, and continued through Saturday night with a not-at-all-bizarre parade of drunk people at the downtown Lodo's. In between we looked longingly at photos sent from our colleagues in Austin for South by Southwest. See pictures of ... More >>
Adam Malis peachy-keen idea.
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A radio buccaneer blames politics for turning him into a fugitive from the FCC.
...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead makes impeccable recordings in the studio -- and a mess of the bars and clubs where it performs.
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What are these punk kids doing, turning Denver into a hot art town?
PROBABLY NOT--BUT LOLLAPALOOZA REMAINS THE BIGGEST GIG YET FOR CHICAGO'S JESUS LIZARD.